ADHD

When children or adolescents show inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive behaviour for at least six months, one can speak of an attention deficit disorder, impulsiveness or hyperactivity.

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Effects of ADHD

It is important to know that there is no generally accepted psychological or neurophysiological test with which the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be unequivocally established. However, young people with ADHD are often restless, impulsive, avoiding, socially isolated and have difficulty concentrating.

Attention deficit disorder mainly consists of concentration problems; the young person is quickly distracted by his or her environment. Impulsiveness ensures that young people do not always think about what they are doing and therefore have no control over their behaviour. Especially at a younger age hyperactivity exhibits itself. The children and young people are constantly in motion.

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics we also see on a regular basis that young people with ADHD (or ADD for that matter) try to calm their heads by means of self-medication, smoking cannabis or other drug use.

Treatment of ADHD

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics we help teenagers and young adults to deal with ADHD in a pleasant way and to function in society in a healthy way. We do not look at the 'stamps' that young people were given in the past or at the things that young people 'cannot do' or 'do wrong', but rather at their talents and qualities. Yes We Can Clinics aims to reduce any medication that the the teenager or young adult already receives to zero or as little as possible during the treatment.

Care is important because these teenagers and young adults have an increased risk of depression or problematic substance use

Do you need help with a teenager or young adult suffering from ADHD?

Yes We Can Youth Clinics can help teenagers & young adults to deal with ADHD. Would you like to know more about Yes We Can Youth Clinics or do you have any questions? Please contact us via +31 (0)40 - 211 0311 or fill in the contact form.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers 10 weeks intensive residential treatment. During the treatment there is also 4 days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised, in collaboration with our partners all over the world.

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